A relaxed, friendly and fun knitting retreat on the beautiful Northumberland Coast
Accommodation is in comfortable single bunk beds in dormitory style rooms sleeping 2, 4 or 6 people in the gorgeous Calico Barn Bunkbarn near Druridge Bay
(Nearest train station is Morpeth, 25 minutes drive away, taxis available at the station)
Simple but good food will be provided for all meals, snacks, cakes, tea, coffee and soft drinks from Friday night to Sunday breakfast using local produce where possible
The weekend will include plenty of time for knitting, chatting, laughing and making new friends, strolls on the beautiful beach only 5 minutes walk away, knitting workshops (only charge will be for materials), a pop up market, outdoor cooking (weather permitting - an opportunity to layer up all those gorgeous hand knits!!!!), in the stunning and comfortable communal area of the Calico Barn (a former quilting shop)
After checking out from the accommodation at 11 on the Sunday morning there will be the opportunity to travel south to visit Lucy Locket Land HQ near Sunderland where more goodies will be available to purchase and a sandwich lunch will be provided. the shop will also be open for those local knitters unable to come away for the whole weekend so we can have a special Knit Group!
(for those not travelling by car it will be possible to get a taxi to Morpeth station for a short train journey to Newcastle where you can catch a metro to Seaburn where the shop is located at 53 Dovedale Road, SR6 8LP, this journey would take approximately an hour - including the 10 minute walk at the end - which is about the same amount of time as it will take to drive!!)
The weekend will cost £150 in total
this includes accommodation for 2 nights and all food and soft drinks from Friday evening to Sunday breakfast (transport costs NOT included)
1. email the accommodation hello@hemscotthill
and book a bed for Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th November please specify that you are part of Locket's Budget Retreat #2
2. Use the payment form here to send a deposit of £50 to Lucy Locket Land
These two steps are essential to ensure you have reserved your space on the retreat so please book quickly as the response received so far indicates that this event will be very popular.
A further booking form will be opened nearer to the date of the event for you to pay the balance of £50.
Terms and Conditions
Cancellation - Full details of the cancellation policy of the accommodation can be found on their website (link above)
In line with the accommodation booking policy:
If the booking is cancelled less than 14 days before arrival the full payment (including the amount paid to Lucy Locket Land) will be retained unless the space can be re-booked
If the booking is cancelled less than 42 days before arrival then a TOTAL charge of £75 per place booked will be retained (this will be £50 more if an additional bed has been reserved to obtain a private room)
If the booking is cancelled 42 or more days before arrival then a TOTAL charge of £40 will be retained (again this will be £25 more if an additional bed has been booked to reserve a private room)
In the event of a no-show the FULL booking charge will be retained.
If you have any concerns about this please consider Holiday Insurance.
The organisers are unable to take any responsibility for loss or damage to belongings while on the Retreat and attendees are advised to keep any valuables to hand.
Transport is NOT included and taxis may be required to transport people between venues.
In order to keep this Retreat as low cost as possible it is understood that everyone attending will take an active part in communally cooking and clearing up from meals.
Please specify if you require a lower bunk or a room to yourself (at additional cost and only as available) and please inform us of any dietary requirements or preferences.